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Latest posts by SwissSue

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 21:13

david1david - advertising scam - reported

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 21:11

david1david - advertising - reported!

Climbers - Mandevilla and Sundavilla

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 20:55

Sundaville and Mandevilla are the same plant, Dipladenia. Info below:

http://www.sundaville.info/gardeners/index.html

 

Pink flower

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 20:51

I think it's a campanula (Canterbury Bell) they come in blue, pink and white.

http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/campanula-medium-calycanthema-canterbury-bells-bellflower.aspx

 

Red and white currants....

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 06:51

Don't know how to prevent the birds, apart from dangling some old cd's from sticks stuck in the ground around the bushes, we only have sparrows here and they don't seem to like berries.

As far as keeping the berries is concerned, I spread them out on baking paper on a pizza tray (or similar), put them in the freezer for a couple of hours and then into a plastic freezing bag, seal well and put back into the freezer. This way they stay nice and loose and you can take out however many you need at a time. They thaw out quite quickly and are just like fresh ones!

Help needed

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 06:29

Help is also actually quite close at hand, if you click on "How to" at the top of this page, you will find info on how to take cuttings! Another possibility is Youtube. Enter "taking cuttings" and you will find dozens of tutorial films!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 12:22

Reading all your stories has brought a lump to my throat. Had depression too several years ago, but thankfully am over it now. Try and take one day at a time, make the most of every moment and every flower (or veg). Wish you all a bright and happy time.

Verdun, are you in a clinch with the letter Y on your keyboard or have you got a foreign one? All your Y's seem to turn into ??-marks!

Oleander

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:05

Oleanders need heat, Summer has been long in coming. Should the temperature reach 25-30°C as promised, they should start producing flowers soon.

RHODODENDRONS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 16:17

I planted out my rhodo into the garden by digging a hole 3 times the size of the pot and filling this with ericaceous soil into which went the plant. It is now 5 feet tall and just as wide and flowers profusely every year. Have hardly ever fed it, nor added more soil, except to water when very dry.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26664.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 06:30

Spam reported!

I sent Brumbull a PM aking him if everything OK, no reply! Strange, as I'm sure he would have mentioned it if he was going to Spain, hope he's OK.

This is my day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmCSNHouSo4

Have a good day everyone.

Discussions started by SwissSue

Grasses

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Hellebores

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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Fuchsias

Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Tower Hamlets

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Overwintering Cannas

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